Saturday, May 31, 2014


I have been excited about our gladiolus this year.  They are blooming and we haven't had much luck with them in the past.  I decided to cut some and bring them inside and make a vignette.
Oh, don't I wish!  These are my "faux" ones!  Why don't we go outside and see the real ones?!
 Here are the gladiolus.  They look pretty good, don't they?!

 Yummy peach color here.


Oh no, not here, they are so loud and bright they don't look real!

 So bright, maybe if I back way up and keep the lights dimmer they won't be so bright.

Well, I think I need to go back to my "faux" ones, they look more real than the real ones do!


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Something of the Marvelous



And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in  all troubles. ~ Anne Frank



People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us ~ Iris Murdoch






In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. ~ Aristole




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Monday, May 26, 2014

Along The Way




Everybody needs beauty as well as bread....where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul - John Muir

I do not understand how anyone can live without some small place of enchantment to turn to -  Margorie Kinnan Rawlings

I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown for going out, I found, was really going in - John Muir


Quotes from Muir Woods Meditations

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Pansies in a Bowl


The Mister brought home some flowers to plant in our pots.  Unfortunately he didn't let me know ahead of time where he was going and what  he was shopping for.  But flowers are always pretty so I am sure I will love them once they have grown.  We still had pansies in the pots and cut them off the plants before throwing it out.  Grabbed a bowl and filled it with these pretty pansies.  Aren't the colors just delicious?!

The lavender bandana really compliments them.   The bowl with the red rim is actually a Christmas bowl!  If you look really close you can see the red berries!



Once I brought them in I sat them on the table with my Spring flowers my husband bought me.(A few years ago!) 

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Beginning

Today I am showing you some photos from blog posts when I just began. I have many new readers that probably haven't seen these and I wanted to share these with you.  I shared photos with just a couple of sentences in the beginning.


Mercury glass holding red and pink flowers

This is a Pottery Barn pillowcase just big enough for the tiny table I have. I knew you don't usually hear of anyone doing that!  But it worked perfectly and if you have a  typical side table I imagine the flat sheet would work and it would be already hemmed.   I had berries left over from decorating for Christmas and these are the rose heads I popped off and on the plate they went.

My daughter received these roses and while she was busy I couldn't help but to 'borrow' them and get several shots of them.   I noticed how well they went with a plate I hang over my mantel and I started taking lots of photos.  The colors were complete matches.

The Japanese Magnolia painting was done by my daughter.  When our tree bloomed I placed the living flowers on top of the painting along with a painted plate.

When helping decorate my daughter's apartment during her senior year in college this is some of the things bought to complete the look.

This was put together on a particularly cold day.  I remember how warm the photo felt to me with the black fabric lit up by the warm sun.

This was the first photo I placed on my blog.  I was amazed that I actually got the bee in the photo!


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